Emily Wattman-Turner is co-founder and chief growth officer at Kenzie Academy. Kenzie offers on-campus or online programs for 6-to-12 months. Using an income share agreement, the students do not begin paying back their tuition costs until they are generating earnings of $40,000 or more.
Wattman-Turner says Kenzie students, despite barriers, display great resiliency.
She says, “When I think about what our students can give to employers, I think there’s so much power in hiring people who have had to overcome obstacles and have had different life experiences than other people that might already be at your company.”
WorkingNation interviewed Wattman-Turner for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with the JFF Horizons 2020 conference. You can watch all the interviews on our YouTube channel.
Learn more about Kenzie Academy: https://www.kenzie.academy/
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